New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was unable to set a date for surgery on his torn ACL yesterday do to “complications,” according to the New York Post.
“We ran into complications,’’ Rivera’s agent Fernando Cuza told The Post. “I am referring to Dr. Ahmad and [Yankees general manager] Brian Cashman for further information.’’
No further information was made available by the Yankees.
Rivera, 42, tore his right ACL while shagging fly balls during batting practice last week. He had to be helped off the field. At the time of the injury many believed that it would bring an end to his historic 18-year-career, however Rivera made it clear the very next day he would make a comeback.
“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this,” Rivera told reporters last Friday. In nine games this season Rivera had already recorded five saves while posting a 2.16 ERA. Over the course of his 18-year-career, he has recorded a Major League record 608 saves while posting a 2.21 ERA. He has represented the Yankees as an American League All-Star 12 times.